Health

Concussion reporting on the rise in Arizona

PHOENIX – At first blush, the statement from Dr. Javier Cardenas might have troubled some parents of young athletes.


Has the threat of Zika virus affected your summer?

The Zika virus continues to concern people who have traveled — or who plan to travel — to areas with high rates of the virus. There have been 25 travel-associated Zika cases in the state, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.


As insurers leave Arizona, Obamacare consumers face higher costs this fall

WASHINGTON - Insurance companies have one more day to let Arizona regulators know if they will drop or limit coverage under Obamacare, but this much is already certain: Coverage will still be available, but it will cost more.


CDC: High smoking rate among Native Americans continues to climb

WASHINGTON - Cigarette use by Native Americans, already the highest in the nation, grew to 38.9 percent at a time when most other ethnic groups saw their rates dropping, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday.


Arizona officials warn of Zika spread on return from Rio

As the eyes of the world descend upon Brazil, Valley resident Marla Dorman is ready to cheer on Team USA, hoping the experience outweighs the risk of Zika.